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Montessori Children's House of Loudoun
880 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 421-1112

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Oct. 9, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:00am-1:15pm. There were 118 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 20 staff. The physical plant, 8 staff records, 8 children?s records, 3 medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, socializing, reading books, playing outside, working independently and in small groups ,and eating snack. Interactions between staff and children wer observed and deemed to be valid. Hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Leah Pagala at leah.pagala@dss.virginia.gov or (703) 537-6757.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on documentation review, the provider did not obtain updated tuberculosis (TB) tests or screenings for each staff member every two years. Evidence: Staff 1 had a tuberculosis screening last completed on 8/1/2016.

Plan of Correction: Staff member will go today to get an updated tuberculosis screening.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure all children's files were complete. Evidence: 1 of 8 children's files were missing information. Child 1 is missing two parent work phone numbers and one address for an emergency contact.

Plan of Correction: We are working with the parents to acquire the information Parents have been informed that the information is needed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure all staff acquired 16 hours of staff development activities annually. Evidence: 1) Staff 2 has completed 11.5 hours of the required 16 hours of training annually. 2) Staff 3 has completed 13 hours of the required 16 hours of training annually.

Plan of Correction: We will ensure staff complete the required hours of training and update their records accordingly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, all unused electrical outlets did not have protective covers in place. Evidence: 1) In room2, an extension cord by the fish tank did not have protective covers in place. 2) In room 9, upper unused electrical outlets did not have protective covers in place.

Plan of Correction: At the time of inspection, covers were placed into the unused outlets immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, children did not wash hands after snack. Evidence: In Room 7 after completing snack, children did not wash hands after completing and cleaning up their snack. The children were instructed to get drink of water and sit on the rug.

Plan of Correction: Handwashing procedures will be discussed with classroom teachers.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, all lunch boxes were not labeled with the child's name. Evidence: 3 of 10 lunch boxes checked did not have a child's name.

Plan of Correction: Lunch boxes will be labeled with the child's name.

Disclaimer:
A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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